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, not absolute security. it is a proportional metric. the less secure in the environment, the smaller the project. the more secure, the more substantial you can pursue. >> to follow up on that, in iraq, you have the assessments being done both about security and about engagement. , thoseabsence of usoco assessments were being done by our ambassador and those assessments were being done by the generals on the ground. where are they on this proposal? did the generals or the ambassadors feel that they would have benefited by having this? >> he supports the idea of having it. >> when the u.s. is operating overseas, the ambassador in iraq and with the u.s. operates elsewhere, it is ambassador who heads the effort in the country. the commanding general heads the defense operations. i understand what was said. where would it fit in this command? >> the mission is discrete and will to find. clarity will provide certainty to both agencies and the contractors. it would be somewhat like fema. its mission is to oversee the relief or reconstruction activity in the affected country. the president would declare
ends meet. they're finding a way to be happy and that environment. we see different purchase patterns. have notustomers who cut back on special events, holidays, christmas, memorial they'reher's day figuring out how to operate in a pretty uncertain environment. >> i think politics used to be about how we all lift each other up and increase. the recession has caused them to get in this caveman mentality. you cannot trust other people. the banks pulled one over on you and the regulators pulled one over on you. the sense that we share prosperity i think for a lot of people left. this issue where we have developed into a politics where it is about what more can we get. we bifurcated a little bit. you are in the business of trying to tell a community we can grow to gather. tell me about that. >> i do believe at the municipal level we are a level of government that has some trust from the population than some of the other levels of government. cities across america do the same basic function. it is not really matter the size of the city. yet to pick up the trash. link insignals have to the
environment? i would urge my colleagues to join the bipartisan and growing list of members who've co-sponsored the personalize your care act, h.r. 1173. someday congress will deal with the vast looming crisis we face. in the meantime, helping patients understand their choices, make their wishes known and respected is an important step to start. thank you very much. . thank you very much. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. barletta, for five minutes. mr. barletta: i rise today in the wake of the passage of the senate amnesty bill to shed light on two important elements of illegal immigration that the senate grossly overlooked. as we know the senate bill pa pairs border security with amnesty. this makes no sense. you would never replace your carpet at home if you still had a hole in the roof. i'm hopeful that the house will put border security first, but i still have concerns. that's why today i'm introducing two pieces of legislation, one will address the problem of visa overstays. and the other will ask for a
. the less secure the environment, the smaller the project for the more security in barbur, the more substantial the project you can pursue. >> in iraq, you have the assessments being done about security and about engagement. in the absence of usoco, those assessments were being done by our ambassador and those assessments were being done by the generals on the ground. where are they on this proposal? do they feel that would have benefited? to any of the generals or ambassadors who served in iraq feel that they would have benefited by having best? >> yes, sir. ambassador crocker says this would have enabled him to operate more effectively and he supports the idea of creating usoco. operatinge u.s. is overseas -- i guess we can broaden this to syria -- the ambassador in iraq and when the u.s. operates elsewhere, it is the ambassador who heads the civilian efforts in the country. the commanding general then heads the defense operations. ambassadord what crocker said. thee would usoco fit into chain of command? is it on par with state and dot? >> the mission would be discreet and well-d
the presence of 14 different theaters of operations. some of these operational environments are less amenable than others, others have become sites of revival and resuscitation, such as iraq and west africa. al qaeda has been able to achieve the unthinkable. radicalizing persons who are citizens of the united states and canada and inspiring and motivating them to engage in terrorist acts, whether on their own or at the direction of senior leadership. the continuing challenge the united states will face is that al qaeda's court ideology remains attractive to a hard- core radical and is capable of drawing into its ranks. the latest recruits to the struggle are the tsarnaev brothers. the violence inflicted on muslims in general has been cited by many homegrown terrorists as the salient motivating factor in their politicization. this may also explain why the american invasions of iraq and afghanistan were cited as the reasons behind the bombing at the boston marathon. there is no one path to radicalization. individuals will always be attracted to violence in different ways. they come from every w
or for the u.s. s are? or is? >> well, i think first of all, a stable international environment. for them to reach economic goals. you can't think about that ithout thinking about u.s.-china relations. and i think that's probably the main thing. particularly this new leading team. over and emphasizing over that we should build a new of relationship between powers. >> major powers. >> yeah. e should show the world that the emergence of a new major power doesn't necessarily mean chaos and war and so on. i think they're very interested in this, in trying to build it. politicians erican that go over there usually get a eally great welcome, even the ones that aren't so friendly. >> so, as i mentioned, i spent ast week in beijing with a number of senior security officials, including wearing the pla. uniforms of the it was really interesting. one of the themes that came of ugh was the theme strategicic mistrust. and the argument that was given as for example in iraq and afghanistan, a large number of american troops have been killed friendly ly by uk fire. nobody except real anglo folks purpose,
route, questions about safety and design of the site and its impact on the surrounding environment and populations have never, never been saturday torle addressed. t, while cutting the vital competitiveness, stripping investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy development, this legislation mandates that millions be squandered in an effort to restart a boondoggle that has been doomed from the start. now why are we throwing good money after bad ideas? we should not be turning back the clock. we should be moving forward. i would say to my colleagues, please support this amendment. it will eliminate economic waste and allow congress to have a proper discussion about how to dispose of the nation's nuclear waste. i yield back. the chair: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> to strike the last word. bart bart i want to rise in support of chairman frelinghuysen's opposition to the heck amendment. we've heard quite a bit of rhetoric on the floor the last 10 minutes about yucca mountain and i understand my colleagues rom colleagues f
of history. from early days, surge days, to drawdown days, to the current environment where we are actually watching from the completion of projects that were begun long ago, but also watching the strategic effects of u.s. engagement and disengagement. a very special position to be able to look at these things because the watchdog that ensures that u.s. tax dollars that are spent inside iraq are spent well and wisely. but it's also a wonderful for evaluating our changing mission and changing program in iraq precisely because as a public watchdog, as someone who looks at military projects from a civilian perspective, we -- he has the opportunity to talk about very many different problems, challenges and lessons learned that he's been able to work on over the past nine years. he's also the author, along with his team of learning from iraq, a book that i commend to you for reading, and for learning. and so with that introduction, please help me welcome stuart bowen. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, kim. thanks to the institute and to all of you for being here this morning. it's a privilege
by the army or the police or by the citizenry. don't wish to see a dupoly environment held by the state. there's no way to make a gun safe. host: what about the regulations? you talked about a serial number on every gun. you write about it in the story. tell our viewers. question aboute what happens if a gun comes out bad. , if it is beyond repair within the factory. the answer is that this is a heavily regulated area. the receiver which is the part of the gun that makes it a gun, it does the firing, it told the round and contains the trigger housing. every single one of those made has to have a serial number. even if it comes out broken. if it comes out broken, that have to take a picture of cutting it in half and then send that to the federal government if the federal government asks for it. they have to document it. it is not as if there are people popping in at night and stealing chocolate. this is already regulated industry. norfolk, va., independent college. about: you were talking having guns designed to kill people and animals. do they talk about the number of people who have been kill
away from the conversation is a different media environment than today. guest: very true. were threeys, there television networks. they controlled 95% of the audience we did not have cable tv. we did not have the internet. it worked both ways. richard nixon was one of the last american presidents who could use the bully pulpit in ways that moved in numbers. the white house could calle threonine in new york city at 1:00 and be assured of having -- 3 man in new york city at 1:00 in the morning and be assured of having primetime that night. verax of wrightwood offer was called instant analysis. today the president wants to make a speech. he may not be on three networks. and does not particularly a matter. he will be on cable. cable is defined by their own ideological color races. forget. seeral ride -- eric vereid. before he is halfway through his speech, millions are twittering their analysis. it is a different environment. it was the mistress of the chief job of the president is to persuade people. it is a lot harder to persuade people today than it was in richard nixon's time. nixons o
-- inhospitable environment. as dr. neeson laid out in his report, the radical regime of iran is a long-standing highly developed structure in latin america. the primary purpose is to spread the iranian revolution by any means necessary, including terrorist attacks. decision by the bombings as mentioned earlier, and three publicly known failed attacks in the night states. this includes the 2007 attempt , and theas pipe lines 2000 on plot to hire hitman limits can -- from a mexican cartel. it is important that all three offers for all the rest the highest levels of the reigning government. these are manifestations of the core belief of every iranian government since the revolution. review fromst october 22, 1987, the cia stated that iranian leaders view terrorism as an important tool government. the use terrorism selectively and skillfully in coordination with diplomacy and military tactics. we believe leaders leave that terrorism is an except of a policy option, although they may differ on the appropriateness of the particular act of terrorism. reality inundamental the iranian constitut
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